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Hi I'm Ji

I love to read, play music, and laugh. I love the outdoors. I love being sarcastic. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Currently, I live in Utah as a college student studying computer science. I'd like to program for my livelihood, and my dream is to become an entrepreneur software engineer. Some of my hobbies outside of programming include music, rock climbing, skiing, reading, and cooking. I love outdoor activities like camping and hiking. Above all else, I enjoy spending time with my friends and doing the things I love. Exploring is another one of my favorite things to do. Things I've never tried before, or places I've never visited. Adventures like these give my life an exciting edge, and it's a nice break from the office.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of the LDS church gives me so many blessings in my life, but the primary reason for becoming a Mormon is that it gives me a goal to strive for. Life used to look like sleep, eat, work, but with the gospel, I feel like I'm doing these things for an eternal, celestial purpose. Knowing that I can rely on our Savior gives me such a comfort, and it makes the hard times easier and the good times better. I lived in Utah for about 10 years before being baptized on June 8th, 2013. I always turned down missionaries and invitations from friends to attend church, but soon after my sister got baptized, I started taking lessons. After about a month and a half, I got baptized and I love the happiness the church brings me. I know Heavenly Father surrounded me the people I know today for a reason, and I'm grateful to them and Him.

How I live my faith

Being an example to those surrounding me is one way that I live my faith. Christ is an excellent example because, well, He's perfect. I try to mirror Christ's attributes, but sometimes it's difficult to maintain. In Matthew 5 of the New Testament, Christ commands the people to be perfect. Perfection may seem like a daunting task, but remember that the scriptures are a translation. In Hebrew, perfection also means sincerity and being whole. Remembering this reminds me of the care and love that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have for us because they understand that we're imperfect beings. As long as we strive to live faithfully and live in obedience, we'll be blessed with the Spirit and others will see the light of Christ. Callings are an important way to show faith and obedience to our Father in Heaven. I used to teach the youth in Sunday school, and when I moved to the YSA ward, I was part of the Sunday School Presidency. Currently, I'm an Institute Rep in my ward which entails me in helping organize church meetings once per week. Outside of church, I have high expectations and standards for myself and I hope that my way of living my faith reflects well to those around me.